Items by Traci J. MacNamara

An artist’s road to redemption
An artist’s road to redemption
Review of 'The Painter' by Peter Heller.
Exceptional accounts of the ordinary
Exceptional accounts of the ordinary
A review of Middle Men by Jim Gavin
An unlikely penitent: A review of On Top of Spoon Mountain
An unlikely penitent: A review of On Top of Spoon Mountain
John Nichols’ latest novel tells the story of an aging writer who wants to climb one last peak to redeem his mistakes and restore his relationship with his children.
The truths that matter: A review of Truth Like the Sun
The truths that matter: A review of Truth Like the Sun
Jim Lynch straddles two Seattles, old and new, in his new novel.
Celebrating what remains: A review of The Dog Stars
Celebrating what remains: A review of The Dog Stars
Award-winning adventure writer Peter Heller sets his debut novel in apocalypse-stricken Colorado.
No bones about it: two books on the disappearing Everett Ruess
No bones about it: two books on the disappearing Everett Ruess
Two new books tackle the mystery of Everett Ruess, who vanished somewhere in the Four Corners region in 1934.
Notes from a Wyoming sheepwagon
Notes from a Wyoming sheepwagon
Laura Bell's new memoir, Claiming Ground, tells of her years spent working as a Wyoming sheepherder.
A dark and disjointed journey
A dark and disjointed journey
The short stories in Sam Shepard's new collection, Day out of Days, have an unhinged, distinctly Western flavor.